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Lawmaker and solar tycoon calls for China to ditch ETS for carbon tax

Published 13:52 on May 22, 2020  /  Last updated at 15:42 on May 22, 2020  /  China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

China should drop its emissions trading scheme and instead introduce a carbon tax to raise revenue and boost renewable energy, a deputy delegate to China’s National People’s Congress who is also the CEO of a solar power firm said on Friday.

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ICAO postpones decision on rubber-stamping certain VCS offsets for CORSIA eligibility

Published 16:03 on May 15, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:13 on May 23, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

ICAO’s Council will push back a decision on lifting temporary restrictions to Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) credits approved for the global aviation offset system CORSIA, standard and developer manager Verra told Carbon Pulse.

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EU keeps mum on CORSIA baseline as study says change could wipe airline offset obligations

Published 19:11 on May 13, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:39 on May 14, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Airlines could avoid buying CORSIA units through the mid-2020s if nations alter the emissions baseline for the international aviation offset system, a study showed, with the EU on Wednesday making no mention of changing that provision in its proposal to implement the ICAO programme’s pilot phase.

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CARBON PULSE CONVERSATIONS 007: The Nature Conservancy

Published 16:54 on May 7, 2020  /  Last updated at 02:13 on June 3, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  2 Comments

In the latest instalment of the Carbon Pulse Conversations podcast, we chat with Kelley Hamrick, policy advisor at US-based environmental organisation The Nature Conservancy (TNC), about coronavirus-related impacts on the Paris Agreement’s Article 6 negotiations and ICAO’s global aviation offset mechanism CORSIA.

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Virus impacts to suppress EU ETS prices into 2021, but lawmaker will seen strong -survey

Published 22:38 on May 6, 2020  /  Last updated at 23:28 on May 6, 2020  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, China's National ETS, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets, EMEA, EU ETS, International, US  /  No Comments

COVID-19 impacts will weigh on EUA prices into next year but not on EU lawmakers’ resolve to reform the market or wider climate policies, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

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Guangdong doles out over 50,000 carbon offsets to bike-sharing company

Published 11:37 on April 29, 2020  /  Last updated at 00:57 on April 30, 2020  /  China, China's Offset Market, China's Pilot Markets  /  No Comments

One of China’s largest bike-sharing brands has become the first in the country to earn compliance grade carbon credits for its business.

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CN Markets: Pilot market data for week ending Apr. 24, 2020

Published 12:35 on April 24, 2020  /  Last updated at 12:35 on April 24, 2020  /  China, China's Offset Market  /  No Comments

Closing prices, ranges and volumes for China’s regional pilot carbon markets this week.

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Thailand, British Columbia to take extra time to re-apply for CORSIA eligibility

Published 16:50 on April 20, 2020  /  Last updated at 22:19 on April 20, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, Canada, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Thailand and British Columbia will miss UN body ICAO’s Monday deadline to resubmit their offset programme applications for eligibility under the CORSIA global aviation scheme, as they seek to make changes to their methodologies for future intakes.

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ANALYSIS: Virus fallout means 2020 a write-off for airlines’ CORSIA offset purchases

Published 22:48 on April 16, 2020  /  Last updated at 10:19 on April 17, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation/CORSIA, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The bottom fell out of the CORSIA international aviation offset market almost as soon as it began with the coronavirus fallout grounding airlines worldwide, yielding slim prospects for even limited test buying this year.

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Carbon consultancy offering ‘Corona Credits’ to offset emissions reduced by global virus lockdown

Published 08:05 on April 1, 2020  /  Last updated at 08:26 on April 1, 2020  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Aviation/CORSIA, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, China, China's Offset Market, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, RINs & LCFS, Shipping, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  1 Comment

*FREE READ* – A new carbon consultancy is calculating the global greenhouse gas emissions being saved by people working from home due to the coronavirus outbreak, and it is packaging and selling the reductions as voluntary carbon offsets.

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